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Firm migration in the Swedish wholesale trade sector

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Abstract:

This article analyzes the determinants of firm migration in the Swedish wholesale trade sector using a unique dataset covering over 10,000 Swedish wholesale trade firms during the years 2000–2004. The results indicate that there are negative correlations between profits, firm age, and firm size and the probability of firm migration. There is a positive correlation between firm growth in the previous year and firm migration, indicating that growth opportunities that cannot be realized at the present location are an important motivation for migration.

Keywords: firm demography; firm entry; firm relocation; hierarchical random effects; logistic regression model

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593969.2012.711258

Affiliations: 1: HUI Research, Stockholm,SE-103 29, Sweden 2: Dalarna University, Borlänge,SE-791 88, Sweden

Publication date: February 1, 2013

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